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01-12-2014, 01:31 PM
The cover of the 59-64 Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog depicts a dealership. Is it a fictious dealership or a rendering of an actual dealership?

01-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Peter, that's not supposed to represent a retail Studebaker automobile & truck dealership.

What it is supposed to represent is a regional parts warehouse or some such, configured according to the new company exterior appearance standard they were trying to implement across the board when the Board of Directors blew the whistle and yelled, "Everybody of out the pool!"

To answer your question, I believe it is a generic drawing and does not represent a specific, living facility.

However, "never say never," you might be able to go through all the various Corporate Annual Reports and issues of Studebaker News from 1963-1966 and locate a photograph from which that likeness was made. :) BP